Teaching Through the Pandemic – Low-Tech Private School

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In March of 2020, I taught at a small, rigorous private classical school with low-tech capabilities. Our students were not set up on Clever or Edgenuity. There were no laptops or school-issued tablets. We didn’t even have a computer lab on campus. As we met with our principal just before the shutdown, we learned we…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic -Virtual Music Teacher

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Continuing our Teaching Through the Pandemic series… In March 2020, America’s teachers realized exactly how big of a deal the pandemic would become,  the Friday before virtual learning started. It was hard. It was confusing. At the time, I lived alone and took advantage of online offerings galore. I found myself living for the daily…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – Jenna’s Story

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We’re letting teachers tell their stories about teaching through the pandemic. With every post, we are reminded of the great love and concern that each teacher displays for their students. These beautiful testimonies of struggle and passion for learning weave a marvelous tapestry for our nation’s children.  I teach special education to elementary students. Teaching…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – The School Counselor

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School counselor Brittany Powe-Inge provides a raw depiction of her experience teaching through the pandemic.  I can still remember the day we were called into the Principal’s office. No one likes that feeling right? We were notified that we had a couple of days to prepare our students for Virtual Learning….It was scary and nerve-wracking.…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – MN Teacher on Strike

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Ms. Alexis Mann joins us today to talk about her work teaching through the pandemic with at-risk students and her take on the teacher’s union strike in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Can you give us an idea of what teaching through the pandemic has looked like for you up to this point? I work at a federal…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – Abigail Simms

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So many emotions come with the topic of “Teaching through the pandemic.”   Frustration fills me when I realize that, two years later, we are still teaching through a pandemic.   Anxiety arises over the fact that, at any moment, we may have to pivot and adjust our learning model.   Discouragement creeps in with knowing that our…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – A Dance Teacher Perseveres

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Every story in our Teaching Through the Pandemic series knocks our socks off with your devotion to your students and your profession. Read on to see what we mean… Teaching Through the Pandemic: A Dance Teacher Perseveres When school began this year, the mantra was “back to normal.”  Could we have a performance on the…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – Donna’s Story

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Teaching through the Pandemic – Donna’s story Read more of our Teaching through the Pandemic stories here. Everything Changed Mississippi teachers scrambled to find ways to continue instruction even though they wouldn’t be seeing their students face to face for the rest of the school year. They would struggle to teach online via Zoom sessions…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – In Gelan’s Words

Gelan Giergues has been teaching through the pandemic in Arizona. She has a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Roman archaeology from Egypt and a master’s in education from GCU. She came to the United States ten years ago from Egypt. She has worked as an elementary teacher for six years. Her favorite subject is math.…

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